Burgers Made in the Lab

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Would you eat a burger that was made in a laboratory? (Photo credit: POOL/Reuters/Corbis)

A burger patty made in a laboratory sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. However, fiction became fact last month when Dr. Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands unveiled the first hamburger patty made from stem cells for a taste-test event held in London, England.

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